Iraqi President Saddam Hussein rebutted Tuesday reports about his family's departure from Iraq. He also said his near and dear's fate was closely linked with the fate of the Iraqi people.
The Al-Jazeera TV channel broadcast Hussein's official statement to the effect that such reports are "false rumours spread by the Pentagon." This statement came after the news media reported that Saddam Hussein's wife and some other relatives had left Iraq.
The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations
On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part